• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works one way :(

    Older devices -> 2018 Macbook Pro = ok
    Newer (usb-c) devices -> 2013 Mac Pro = nope!

    Maybe this works fine connecting thunderbolt 2 devices to a new macbook pro. But if you were wanting to use it to connect new devices to a computer with legacy ports (re: any computer other than the newest macbook pros) than you're SOL.

    $50 spent, and I still can't connect a usb-c hard drive to my Mac Pro tower.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

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    Does not work as Display Port

    I can't connect Dell monitor with with it... Very dissapointed

    3 of 8 people found this useful

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    Does not work with LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 RAID!!!

    Why does this adapter not work with LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 RAID?!

    Same problem on discussions thread 8139184

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless! A Waste!

    Apple might have hundreds of billions saved up...but they are not investing in keeping products useful. I bought one of these worthless devices. Worthless? Well, how do you connect a USB-C drive to an older MacBook Pro with Thunderport-2 outlets? With this very adapter of course. EXCEPT...it will NOT pass any power to the device! A total brick! Useless! What is the use in selling it, except to fleece us! What was Apple thinking we would use these for--decoration! Very, very very, very disappointing. The modern management, it seems, is becoming more greedy, and less helpful as time passes. Beautiful headquarters? Yes, but it won't help me use my hardware, or even retrieve data! They seem to be spending more time on fluff, and less on meat. Like more powerful computers, and peripherals that work. I would give it ZERO if it were possible.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

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    Most useless dongle ever; don't waste your money

    I have yet to make it work with any external display no matter what combination of cables/adapters I try. This is a useless product. Don't waste your money.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

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    Complete garbage

    Will not purchase another apple product again. The dongle joke was funny at first but now I am infuriated!

    9 of 22 people found this useful

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    No ability to support Display Port

    It's documented, but so sad. I have a $1000 display that is rendered useless by Apple.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

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    I have a new MacBook Pro that is only USB-C. The only reason I've done this is because nobody makes new Thunderbolt 2 external drives at a reasonable cost any more, and I need a new external drive, so I figured I'd deal with only USB-C. So then I purchased this adapter.

    This is turning into a major headache. This adapter does not work. My external hard drive won't connect and my external monitor won't connect. I didn't have these issues on my older MacBooks. I'm thinking of just returning this MacBook and getting a windows machine at this point. This new MBP has been nothing but a pain to deal with since they removed all connectivity that people actually use.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

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    It doesn't work with Samsung's 4K display

    4K display that worked fine with a Thunderbolt (to DisplayPort) port on a 2013 Macbook DOES NOT WORK AT ALL with this Thunderbolt adapter. No signal, nothing.

    Now I have an expensive dongle, an expensive monitor and an expensive laptop — all useless. Thanks, Apple.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't seem to be bidirectional

    I wanted to connect a USB-C SSD to my Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports. It didn't work, the MacPro never detected the SSD. Just to make sure the adapter was not DOA I tried connecting a Thunderbolt 2 HDD to my wife's newer Macbook Air with USB-C ports, no problem, it worked. So either this adapter is not bidirectional contrary to Apple's claim or it does not work with an SSD. I was able to connect the SSD to a USB 3.0 port on the Mac Pro with the supplied USB-C/USB-A cable but given the USB 3.0 is much slower than Thunderbolt 2 I wasn't getting the speed benefit of the SSD, which was the whole reason why I wanted an SSD.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

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    Adaptor Does not work with Dell Display Port (DP)

    Do not believe that this adaptor will help you connect your 2016 MacBook Pro to a Dell monitor with a DP (out). It will not. Doesn't work at all.

    The Dell monitors also have an HDMI connection. I'm hopeful that a Choetech USB-C to HDMI cable will work. Dell and Apple do not seem to cooperate or talk to each other at all. Disappointing. Reps on both sides are no help.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work for USB-C to Mini-DVI with 2017 MBP ... but there is a way!

    I purchased an new 15" MPB JAN18 & tried to use this adaptor to connect to my two Dell P2715Q displays, no joy, blank screen. Went on line to do some checking and found this recommended "UPTab USB-C (also known as Type-C™ and USB 3.1) to Mini DisplayPort Active Adapter. Supports UltraHD (4K) 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz resolution. Compatible Devices Apple MacBook 2017 and MacBook Pro 2017 13"/15" with Touch Bar and Apple iMac 2017 21"/27". This adapter from UPTab works brilliantly and only costs $25. I ordered 2, plugged them in and instant dual HD displays.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

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    Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

    With my 27" iMac I was connecting a HP 4K monitor using 2 Display Port to Thunderbolt 2 cables. When I upgraded to an iMacPro with the USB-3C input I chose to purchase two Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapters. They did not work, regardless of how I connected, restarted, and switched the cables. Returned the Apple adapters and purchase two Display Port Adapter cables with a USB-C connector. Had to go online to find them, but they work just fine, and the cost for both cables was less than the price of one Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 Adapter. (Amazon: Plugable USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter)

    12 of 16 people found this useful

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    Doesn't work

    So apple released it's new laptops with new cables. USB-C. Of course they want to be trend setters. I get it. I've had apple in my house since it first existed and loved it for a fair amount of time but there is a lack of care going into the design of new products. They are not being tested enough or thought through before being released to the public, creating a traffic jam and great deal of frustration for users.

    I had to purchase SEVEN adapters with my computer because the rest of the world is not yet doing USB-C like Apple is. This is the biggest pain the rear end for an Apple user and yet Apple doesn't care what so ever. More money in their pocket, who cares about what the general public thinks. Who cares about unsatisfied customers when you know the only other option is a PC which 99% of Mac users don't want? You have the perfect Monopoly. It makes sense.

    So what is so terrible about this adapter? It is bad on all monitors missing a USB-C connection. It's $50 for an adapter that doesn't work. I have tried it on numerous dell monitors and nothing but heat. It heats up a phenomenal amount and I get nowhere with it. I had to use the other multipart adapter to run a HDMI cable to my monitor and it works but doesn't work in the aspect ratio I want due to the type of connection.

    Tried to return but they said I had it too long. Now I have a $50 adapter that doesn't work sitting in the box on my desk leaving me frustrated. What else did they say? Buy a newer monitor that supports USB-C! Sure! Can you give me the money or trade me a new one for my old monitor??? ������

    If your going to buy this adapter, don't. Go buy a newer monitor that has a USB-C connection and save yourself problems.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

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    a nightmare using TB 2 adapter to TB 3

    thunderbolt adapter from previous TB to the new TB 3 does not work with BlackMagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    Doesn't work for Video, dont waste your money.

    Originally bought it for a Thunderbold 2 Black Magic Video converter, doesn't work at all. Just now I tried it with my display on my new 2017 MBP, doesn't work either. Apple, you make nice things, but this product is the one that gives you a bad rep... its utter garbage. Fifty bucks wasted and you cant even sell it because nobody buys them.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware issue so adapter does not work

    Hey apple is killing it lately. The adpater does now work. Sitting in the story trying to get any of them to work with external monitors and they do not. I would hold off on purchasing until they fix the issue.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

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    This absurdly expensive port simply does not work.

    Plain and simple. Plug it into my iMac with Thunderbolt 2 ports - no devices registered. I might as well have just shoved $65 into the port - would have achieved the same result - nothing.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

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    Useless for mini displayport displays! Other 3rd party ones work

    What a joke. This is useless for connecting a mini displayport Apple Cinema display. Spent 3 HOURS on the phone with apple support and an in person genius bar appointment before someone figured out this adapter is the problem.

    Tried this out with a 3rd party adapter (Henge Dock docking station) and it works just fine. Its ridiculous that Apple makes an adapter like this that doesnt even support all their OWN displays.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time

    I just purchased a 2017 Macbook Pro with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Sadly, I've had to order a dock at $ 299 to use USBs and other peripherals. My thunderbolt 2 dock would not mount using this adaptor. None of my Thunderbolt 2 external drives would mount using this adapter. I am beyond frustrated as the new docks and hubs do not have Thunderbolt 2 ports. Come on, Apple. You are better than leaving good customers in such a fix.

    25 of 26 people found this useful